Friday, September 23, 2016

Correct payment for parcels - 1886

Queenslander (Brisbane), Saturday 27 November 1886, page 858

Notices to Correspondents

I consequence of the penalties inflicted upon us by the Post Office authorities for parcels irregularly posted or insufficiently stamped, we have given instructions to our messenger to receive in future no parcel or manuscript on which insufficient postage or other penalty is charged on delivery.

Persons forwarding MS to us by post are requested to bear in mind that a penny stamp is sufficient only for a package weighing less than 2oz and that an additional penny is required for every 2oz after the first. We would repeat also that the envelope must be open at each end and be endorsed "MS only for publication.” This repeated notice is necessary as we have since the above notice appeared had to pay fines on several parcels..